aerocele

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pneumatocele

 [noo-mat´o-sēl]
1. a tumor or cyst formed by air or other gas filling an adventitious pouch, such as a laryngocele, tracheocele, or gaseous swelling of the scrotum. Called also aerocele and pneumocele.
2. a usually benign, thin-walled, air-containing cyst of the lung, as in staphylococcal pneumonia. Called also pneumocele and pneumonocele.

aer·o·cele

(ār'ō-sēl),
Distention of a small natural cavity with gas.
[aero- + G. kēlē, tumor]

aerocele

/aero·cele/ (ār´o-sēl″) pneumatocele (1).
epidural aerocele  a collection of air between the dura mater and the wall of the spinal column.

aerocele

(1) An uncommon intracranial collection of gas due to surgical disruption of dural integrity.
(2) A nonspecific term of limited clinical utility for the gaseous dilatation of a hollow viscus.

aer·o·cele

(ār'ō-sēl)
Distention of a small natural cavity with gas.
[aero- + G. kēlē, tumor]

aerocele

a tumor formed by air filling an adventitious pouch, such as laryngocele and tracheocele.